Summer Learning Program Grant Application Now Available

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Oregon Department of Education - Oregon achieves - together

Dear School and District Leaders,

This summer our highest priority for students is promoting and supporting their mental health and well-being and providing learning opportunities grounded in student interests that can re-spark engagement, foster learning, and nourish in-person connections. The Summer Learning Best Practice Guide is designed to help districts as they develop a variety of summer programming; its aim is to offer ideas and resources to help meet the urgency of this moment.

To address summer programming House Bill 5042A authorizes the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) to make available $195.6 million General Fund and $10 million Federal Funds in grant funding to participating school districts and public charter schools for academic summer school to support high school students facing academic credit loss, summer enrichment programs, and wrap-around child care. All school districts and public charter schools are encouraged to apply for these non-competitive grants.

The Grant Application for Summer Learning Programs is now available on the Summer Learning Grants webpage

What You Need to Know

Application Period: April 26 through Monday, May 10, 2021.

Application Deadline: Monday, May 10, 2021.

Application Format: The application is an excel spreadsheet. You will complete the first tab. The other tabs are additional information about each grant program and the allocations for each grant program. This is a combined application for all three grants: 1) Summer Academic Support Program for High School students; 2) Summer Enrichment Program for K-8 students; and 3) Summer Wrap-Around Child Care Program. Applications should select the programs for which they are applying. 

How to Submit an Application

Please follow these steps for submitting the application form: 

Step 1: Download the Summer Learning Grants Application Form.

Step 2: Fill out the first tab of the form and apply for each of the grant programs your district or school wishes to participate in. Note: Please remember the Wrap Around Child Care Program is only available if your district or school also participates in the Summer Enrichment Program for K-8 students. 

Step 3: Send the completed Grant Application back to ODE in Excel format to

Your form must be completed, posted, and submitted to ODE by Monday, May 10, 2021 to qualify for Summer Learning Program grant funding.

Please email us with any questions. Thank you!